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kopejka (plural kopejkas)

  1. Alternative form of kopek.
    • 1905 June, Edith Sellers, “Official Poor Relief in Russia: A ‘Topsyturvy’ System”, in James [Thomas] Knowles, editor, The Nineteenth Century and After, volume LVII, number CCCXL, New York, N.Y.: Leonard Scott Publication Co.; London: Spottiswoode & Co. Ltd., Printers, page 1030:
      And this is in a great measure because of the taxes they are forced to pay, taxes for which they obtain in return nothing, not even the certainty of a few kopejki as pauper relief when too old and feeble to work.
    • 1951, V. L. Borin, Civilization at Bay, London: The Forty-Five Press, page 118:
      From The Progressive History of Russia we learn that in 1912 the average wage of an industrial proletarian in Russia was fifty-five kopejkas per day.
    • 1952 February 29, Enfant Terrible [pseudonym], “Should fines be graduated?”, in The Kingston Whig-Standard, year 26, number 76, Kingston, Ont., page four:
      Tolstoy gave one ruble and the laborer only a few kopejkas.
    • 1994, Centre for Co-operation with the Economies in Transition, Investment Guide for Belarus, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, →ISBN, page 164:
      Roubles are separated from kopejkas by a period (eight thousand Roubles and fifty kopejkas - BRb 8000.50).



kopejka f

  1. kopek (one-hundredth of a ruble)


Further reading[edit]

  • kopejka in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • kopejka in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989